Willow Publications

Informational booklets for families and caregivers

Palliative and hospice care workers know the greatest stress caregivers and loved ones experience is from not having information or not knowing what to expect. That’s why Willow Publications created this selection of information booklets to serve as tools to provide information and support to those who are caring for others.

Each booklet is presented in an easy to read, bullet format and designed to be used by those caring for a loved one at home, in a care facility, or acute care setting. 

Brief descriptions of each booklet are below. Or, click here to download and print a more detailed PDF copy of booklet descriptions. Click here to view sample content pages.

The Road Home: Caring and Support for Those Affected by Terminal Illness

The news that a family member or friend has a terminal condition brings on shock and disbelief.

The Road Home is a guide that offers insight about the emotional and psychological changes people experience as they are dying and the care loved ones can provide to support them and find meaning in their experience.

Bulleted paragraphs in a 7 page booklet.

Help Me Understand: A Guide for Adults Who Are Helping Children Understand Death

Help Me Understand is designed to give family members, friends and professionals basic knowledge to help children understand death as part of life.  

Anyone trying to find the right words to explain dying and death to children of any age will find the sensitive language and real life examples easy to use and adapt.

Bulleted paragraphs in 10 page booklet. Also available in Spanish. Details below.

Tips for Caregivers: Practical, Time-Tested Ideas From and For Caregivers

Tips for Caregivers highlights pertinent caregiving topics with time-tested and practical information for first-time, long-term, and professional caregivers.  This booklet provides easy to read, common-sense information from experienced caregivers who have learned from years of “doing” and knowing what good care looks like.

A 23 page booklet packed with suggestions for caregiving.

El Camino a Casa: Cuidado y Apoyo Para Aquellos Afectados por una Enfermedad Incurable

El Camino a Casa is the Spanish language companion booklet to “The Road Home.”

Provide those who speak Spanish with a copy of El camino a casa so they can receive the benefit of end of life education and support in their preferred language.

Bulleted paragraphs in 10 page booklet.

How to use Willow Publications

  • Program admission packets
  • Staff orientation and development programs
  • As a counseling tool in family meetings
  • Education to family members and others caregivers
  • Anyone trying to find the right words to explain dying and death to children.

What Customers Say:

“The Road Home gives permission to the family/caregiver to cope with and process the experience, wherever they are at by normalizing feelings of helplessness and loss of control. At the same time, it presents comprehensive, concrete ways in which to frame terminal illness in an effort to move toward acceptance and letting go.” Martha Reichert, LICSW, Clinical Social Work Supervisor, CHI Health at Home

Excellent guides for caretakers and family members, to understand the journey and process of terminal illness. Clear and concise information. We include a copy in our admission packets.” Connie Lemon, Executive Director, Uplifted Care (formerly Hospice of Kankakee Valley)

Order Booklets for Your Staff or Facility Use

Willow Publications are typically sold in bulk to care providers. To place an order, you can complete our online order form or download our order form and follow instructions to send by mail or fax. Submit your completed order via phone, fax, email, or US mail with a check. Sorry, we do not accept credit card payment. To request free sample copies or if you have questions, please contact us anytime.

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